Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
in the business? >> reporter: i think that's true. you see it on jon stewart and "saturday night live." and think journalists are looking for something new. we want to have these sound bite instances. oftentimes i don't think it matters but it certainly feeds cable news for days and days and days average and i think in these timetimes, these debates come back and back and back for weeks. >> i'm going to play you five seconds at the debasement i had my head down, typing away on a story in real time and i didn't reamize the significance of this until i saw it explode on twitter. let's roll it, mitt romney. >> i went to a number of women's groups can you help us find groups and they found us whole binders full of women. >> why did this go so viral? >> i think it's because of the -- you had this narrative already about mitt romney and they're really trying to appeal to women. it was a silly moment. it got carried away. oh, my gosh, what's this mean for mitt romney and women. >> the question was about pay equity by the wi and romney was trying to make the point when he was governor of
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
know, when president obama talked about the deaths in benghazi with jon stewart not being optimal, using that language, after a joke, a set joke where he said that's not very sexy in terms of something else, and stewart said you don't know what may be sexy to me. it demeans those kinds of -- four deaths should not be yuck yuck in the middle of a conversation on comedy central. >> on one hand, jon stewart is trying to get serious questions, not just a laugh fest. on the other hand, you say the ajay's ensee of kidding around about deaths of american diplomats troubles you. >> it says to me you demean the presidency. what we lose on this, president obama is great on the shows but we lose the gettysburg address, that end of the presidency, when you can speak to better angels and elevate us, he is taking us into late night tv on the couch instead of to gettysburg and that's a danger because we need that, too, from a president. >> these days the gettysburg address would be way too long for television, you would get a ten second sound bite. >>> still to come, "the new york times" banned
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
their president as an angry black man. plus the other big debate, jon stewart versus bill o'reilly. >> income redistribution. do you believe in it? >> do you? >> no. i asked first. >> it's a complicated one. i believe in social security. do you? >> yes, absolutely. >> so we're both socialists. >> no, no. >> was this clash of titan television or was it shtick? i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." i knew the media were absolutely pummeling barack obama after the debate when i watched the gang at msnbc. they savaged the president they usually defend, appearing angry, even appeared disgusted with his performance and especially chris mass use. >> i don't know what he was doing. he had his head down enduring it rather than fighting it. where was obama tonight. he e should watch -- not just hardball but you and lawrence. he should learn something about this debate. there's a hot debate. you know where it's being held? here, this debate. we have our knives out. we go after the people and the facts. what was he doing tonight? >> mitt romney won the debate, no question about it.